Recent deVere awards and accolades

20 May

The awards just keep on coming in 2015 for deVere Group.  I am honoured to report that we’ve just heard that I have received the ‘UAE – Gamechanger of the Year (Financial Consultancy)’ award at the 2015 ACQ Global awards.

Whilst I’m thrilled by this prestigious award, I would like to take the opportunity to say: it is not for me – it is for every member of our UAE-based teams, led superbly and with great passion and skill by Dave Hughes, for their phenomenal hard work, dedication and commitment to providing a world-class service to our clients.

Since their inception, the annual ACQ GLOBAL Awards, which this year will be promoted on CNN International and BBC.com, have – as the organisers say – “been celebrating achievement, innovation and brilliance.”

Senior Awards Coordinator, Justin Downey, says in a statement: “We boast a legitimately independent nomination process, and most importantly, our award winners, are chosen by the industry itself.

This follows the news at the end of last month that deVere Group was named winner of the ‘Best Independent Financial Consultancy Group – International’ category in the prestigious Business Excellence Awards.

These prestigious awards celebrate the outstanding performance and results achieved by the financial services sector’s most prominent organisations in what is an exceedingly competitive market.

Also in April I was named the ‘Ops Business Person of the Year’ Award by major media group, FTF News.  These particular honours recognise the achievements of finance professionals, service providers, regulators and industry experts throughout the year.

I received this award for my ongoing campaigning against the highly controversial Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, which came into effect in the U.S. last summer.

There’s a high-profile gala event to celebrate in New York’s Rockefeller Centre at the beginning of June.

In addition, deVere Group was the winner of the ‘Excellence in Independent Financial Advice – Global’ Award in the Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2015.

These globally-recognised awards recognise management, best practice, corporate social responsibility, innovation, employee satisfaction and customer service, from individuals to leading worldwide organisations.

I would also like to congratulate everyone at deVere United Kingdom for achieving their ‘Investors in People’ accreditation.  This highly esteemed certification is recognised worldwide as a mark of excellence, and organisations who are endorsed by Investors in People undergo an extensive and impartial assessment to determine their performance level.

Furthermore, deVere has also recently been nominated for Best Investment Management Company – East Asia in the International Finance Magazine awards, the winner of which will be announced shortly. Fingers crossed we will scoop this award too – I will keep you posted.

The awards season is certainly gaining momentum in 2015 and I am incredibly proud of everything deVere has achieved.  I would like to congratulate everyone across our global network of offices for their all their hard work.

Here’s to achieving even greater success in years to come!  Well done deVere!

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